Amidst the flurry of Thanksgiving recipe-testing and prepping the home to host guests, we’ve gathered a collection of pumpkin-smashing, almost-Christmas events to get you out of the house for a little while. Take the kids to experience a live performance, learn about human rights, or simply gaze at the moon. Those moments together are what we’re most thankful for, anyway.
“Turkey Lurkey” Family Night!
Join us Wednesday, November 22 from 6PM – 8PM for family fun! Get ready for Thanksgiving as we paint “Turkey Lurkey”! This art is perfect for the whole family! The kids will love it, and you will too!
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Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!
This thrilling new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. Kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power and the five senses. It’s sure to be a super-duper-ooper-schmooper good time! Themed daily programming during Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! will occur September 16 – January 15, 2018.
“SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry” at Georgia Aquarium
Come face-to-nose with one of the world’s most feared predators in the new temporary exhibition opening October 23 at Georgia Aquarium, “SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry.” National Geographic Explorer and award-winning photojournalist Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater exploring the world’s ocean with a camera to show why sharks need to be protected and appreciated as an integral species within our ecosystem.More Info
Venkman’s Princess Brunch – Aladdin – 25th Anniversary
Join us at the V for a magic carpet ride! In this dazzling fantasy based on the Arabian Nights folktale, street urchin Aladdin comes into possession of a magic lamp and uses its power to woo a princess; as the lamp’s wisecracking Genie, Robin Williams is at his stream-of-consciousness best. Free with RSVP. Bottomless mimosas ($18/person) for the adult kids! Tickets are not available for FREE shows. For seating at a FREE show, please make reservations for the appropriate time at
PUP Culture Festival
Join Us for the inaugural PUP Culture Fest in Grant Park for a fun & exciting experience that you can bring your fur-baby to and enjoy all the aspects of an outdoor festival – Music, Food, Drinks, Vendors Market and more!
Dia de los Muertos Festival and Parade on Buford Highway
You’re invited to join a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival and Parade on Buford Highway on Saturday, November 4. We will have a community altar (ofrenda) exhibition and contest, a night market, face painting, children’s crafts and activities, and a procession after sunset.
Puppet Pop Up at the Center for Puppetry Arts
Join us on the first Saturday of every month for Puppet Pop Up! These interactive carts offer an in-depth, hands-on experience with different puppetry traditions from around the world. Get an up-close look at the international puppets from our education collection, touch the variety of materials used to build puppets, and learn something new about puppetry from around the world. Included with Museum admission.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the Center for Puppetry Arts
Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends (including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster) take the stage. You won’t want to miss it!
Downtown Daffodil Dash 5K
The inaugural Downtown Daffodil Dash 5K run and walk is part of the international award-winning Downtown Daffodil Project. This race and fun run will allow participants to tour some of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, newest developments, and most iconic landmarks. After the race, participate in the Daffodil Project – which honors the lives of children past and present who face humanitarian crises – by planting a bulb in Woodruff Park.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Little Shop of Stories
Give your favorite stuffed animal the night of a lifetime at Little Shop! Bring them by on Saturday, November 11 between 5 and 8pm. We will have a fun slumber party with them and take lots of pictures! On Sunday, come by anytime between 10am and noon to pick up your friend AND a flash drive full of adorable photos from the sleepover. There is a limit of one stuffed animal per child, and the cost to participate is $5. Come in or call us at 404-373-6300 to sign up today!
Fall Colors Canoe Trip at Chattahoochee Nature Center
These are the final opportunities to paddle with us until April 2018. We’ll take in the vibrant colors of the trees before they fade into winter. Paddle quietly along the Chattahoochee River, taking in the sounds of the river and its wildlife. Registration required; ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members (per person). For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.
November Second Sunday at the High Museum
On the second Sunday of each month we offer free admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m.
Toddler Time: Fall Festival at Georgia Aquarium
Take a ‘dip’ into Georgia Aquarium with your toddler, without the time or cost commitment of our General Admission ticket. Bring your little one on a fun and educational adventure in Georgia Aquarium’s Oceans Ballroom with views of beluga whales or whale sharks and manta rays. During each 1.5 hour experience, children will meet and learn about an approachable animal during a special introduction to marine life, enjoy a costumed character appearance, story time, craft activities and a small snack. Each month will feature a different animal encounter and theme.
Magic Monday: Fall Frenzy at the Atlanta History Center
Magic Monday is a monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers. Each program has a unique theme, and includes a guided exploration of one of our award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, or Goizueta Gardens, as well as demonstrations, arts and crafts projects, and story time. November’s theme is Fall Frenzy. Explore the season of autumn. Wander through our gardens to see all the different colored leaves, help build a scarecrow, and have fun with cool seasonal hands on activities.
Happy Thanksgiving Programs at the Children’s Museum
Enjoy a slate of festive activities, including Music & Movement, a Mini-Musical, Special Storytime, Super Spectacular Science Show, Science Bar, Art Studio and more!
Highlights & Insights Tour at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit
Come revel in the profound beauty and history of one of the most magnificent places in Georgia during the monthly Highlights & Insights Tour at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Docents will guide visitors on a remarkable journey through a place filled with purpose as visitors discover the spiritual landscape where Trappist monks live, work, and pray in a community cloistered from the outside world. Tickets are $12 for participants ages 13 and over; children 12 and younger are free. Pre-registration is required and tickets can be purchased at http://monasterytours.bpt.me.
Monastery Tours in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
Day After Thanksgiving at the High Museum
Bring the whole family for a day of performances, art-making, and story time. Free with admission!
Frozen Friday at The Roof at Ponce City Market
We will be opening at 9 am on Friday, November 24 for a special morning of family fun, crafts and a visit from a certain snow queen, princess, and snowman. No advance tickets needed, just come on up!